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How to get to Royal Ascot 2019; All you need to know about getting to Ascot Racecourse hassle free.

Byline: James Aldridge

Royal Ascot is almost upon us, so you might be wondering: 'how do I get to the racecourse?'

Well, there are a number of travel options available for racegoers.

If you are thinking of heading toRoyal Ascotby car, there are a number of routes drivers can take, as racegoers head to Ascot from across the country.

We also have details about parking.

If you would rather not drive, you can take public transport, with National Express coaches running from Ladies' Day onwards and direct trains from London Waterloo orReading, Berkshire toAscotstation.

Wealthier racegoers can even make the ultimate arrival by helicopter, or fly in by private jet to a nearby landing strip.

International racegoers can also head to Royal Ascot after landing at Heathrow Airport.

This year's races run from Tuesday, June 18 until Saturday, June 22 and we've got your journey covered.

Take a look at our ultimate guide to getting toAscot Racecourse.

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From London and the North

Take theM4to junction 6 then get onto the A332 Windsor bypass and follow the signs to Ascot.

Drivers from the east are advised to use the A1 and/or the M25 to get around London.

They can then leave the M25 at junction 13 to get onto the A30.

From there, take a right at the junction with the A329 to get to Ascot.

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From Heathrow Airport

Travel times take roughly 30 minutes.

Drivers will need to use the M25 southbound at junction 14, then leave the M25 at junction 13 for Egham.

Then, use the Egham Bypass to get onto the A30. Follow the road until you get to the junction with the A329, turn right and follow the road until you get to Ascot High Street, where the racecourse is located.

Or you can get a taxi and let the driver do all the work!

According to website 24/7 Airport Transfer, the journey costs approximately [pounds sterling]42 for a saloon car.

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From the West

Take the M4 to junction 10 then get onto the A329(M) towards Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

From the South and East

Take the M3 to junction 3 then get onto the A322 towardsBracknelland follow the signs to Ascot.

From the Midlands

Take the M40 to junction 4, get onto the A404 towards the M4 junction 8/9 at Maidenhead. Then once on the M4 head towards Heathrow/London and get off at junction 6. Follow the A332 Windsor bypass to Ascot.

There is plenty of parking for revellers at the races throughout the week but prices vary depending on the vehicle.

However, drivers should be prepared to queue to get a spot.

Dedicated parking is available for disabled customers displaying a blue badge and can be booked by emailing or calling 0844 346 3000.

Five day South Western Railway strike to hit Royal Ascot racegoers

South Western Railwayruns services frequently to Ascot from bothReadingand London Waterloo.

The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford.

The train station is a seven minute walk from the racecourse and a footbridge crossing High Street, which gets very busy, takes passengers straight to the entrance. So remember your flats, ladies.

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This year,RMT unionists have planned a strike over the issue of train guards, which could lead to disruption for punters trying to get to the racecourse.

Five-day walk out is planned from Tuesday, June 18 to Saturday, June 22.

More information on SWR's service plan will be available closer to the dates.

National Express offers dedicated coaches to Ascot from Basingstoke, Bath Spa, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Poole, Southampton, Winchester and Wolverhampton.

The coach service is running from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22 with a direct service to Royal Ascot.

Return journeys can be booked from [pounds sterling]31.

For more information and to book go to the National Expresswebsite.

Coach travel direct to Ascot Racecourse is available from a number of operators.

Call 0844 346 3000 for more information.

Getting to Ascot Racecourse in an expensive luxury or classic car is one way to get noticed, but the ultimate entrance would be by helicopter.

There is a helipad close to the racecourse.

It is not suitable for fixed-wing private aircrafts but to make other arrangements call Helicopter and Aviation Services on 01427 718 800.

The two nearest airfields are Fairoaks, Chobham (01276 857 300) and White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire (01628 823 272), which are both around nine miles away.

For all the latestRoyal Ascot news and information visit our dedicated page here.

You can also find outabout the enclosures with our extensive guideand don't forget todouble-check the strict dress codebefore you attend.

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A gripping view of Ascot Racecourse.

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A map of the fastest route from London to Ascot.

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The quickest road route from Heathrow Airport to Ascot Racecourse.

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The route to Royal Ascot from the West. Quite a simple one, take the M4 until junction 10, then use the A329.

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Route from the Midlands and the North East to Royal Ascot. Drivers are advised to take the M40.

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Date:Jun 8, 2019
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